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Blairmont Club to celebrate expansion at grand opening

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blairmont Club has taken another step to improve its facility for its members and to increase business. Work was recently completed by Mid-State Awning of Bellefonte and Ralph J. Albarano and Sons Inc. to enclose the terrace veranda area at the rear of the building, ...

Child sex abuse survivor speaks out to help others

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BEDFORD — A self-identified survivor of alleged child sexual abuse shared his story Monday to a packed room, describing his outspokenness as a way to help others. Tommy Williams, 15, told the crowd at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort that the sexual assault, which reportedly spanned two ...

Clarification

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David Kessling, who attended a recent commissioners budget meeting where he asked several questions, was representing himself at that meeting. Kessling works as a deputy in the sheriff’s department, but his questions were not presented on behalf of the department. A story on Page A1 of ...

Briefcase

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TYRONE Chamber Thanksgiving set The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours — the annual Thanks­giving dinner — will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Bull Pen Restaurant. Cost to attend is $5. For more information or to make reservations, call 684-0736 or email ...

Woman killed in crash on I-99

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BEDFORD — A Delaware County woman is dead after a crash on I-99. Lael M. Marshall, 39, of Clif­ton Heights was pronounced dead at the scene Sun­day morning after she lost control of the 2010 Lexus ES350 she was driving and crashed on I-99 in Bedford County, state police at Bedford ...

Kelley: Reserve should be focus

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In a couple of work sessions this year, City Council discussed how to spend its overlarge re­serve, accumulated be­cause of the city’s five-year stay in the state’s Act 47 distressed municipalities program, coupled with the county’s property tax reassessment and continued annual ...

County expects no tax increase

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Next week, Blair County leaders expect to introduce a $55.2 million budget proposal allowing real estate taxes to remain at current levels. In the last budget workshop meeting convened Monday at the courthouse, commissioners reviewed numbers showing expenses projected at ...

Area

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Walmart bomb sweep comes up empty A bomb threat at Walmart remains under investigation. Allegheny Township Police Chief Leo Berg said Mon­day that a search of the Plank Road Commons Walmart on Sunday night turned up no explosive devices but had kept the store closed until 3 a.m. The ...

Births

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Aug. 3, 2018 Skye Lyn Ziegler, a daughter born to Jaime (Hutchison) and David Ziegler, Hollidaysburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring at 4:49 a.m. Sept. 29, 2018 Aria Grayce Mazzaferro, a daughter born to Lauren (Shirley) and Brandon Mazzaferro, Altoona, at Conemaugh ...

Architect hired for Kress building

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Students in creative fields can afford to let their imaginations rule their designs. Professionals in creative fields must discipline their imaginations so their designs will function affordably. The pairing of student imagination with professional discipline will govern the design of ...

Wallen strives to ‘make a difference,’ improve lives

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Bill Wallen knew early on that he wanted to make life better for others. An innovator who focuses on improving lives, Wallen has championed the causes of many in Blair County and has played an active role in groundbreaking programs during the 1970s that continue to thrive today. His more ...

Police respond to bomb threat

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From Mirror staff reports Police and firefighters responded to a report of a bomb threat at Walmart, 2600 Plank Road, Alle­gheny Township, about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. An employee reported that someone called Wal­mart and said there was a bomb inside the store. A woman who had been shopping ...

Blair budget, salaries criticized

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s 2019 draft budget does not have a tax increase, but that’s not keeping the spending plan from generating questions, debate and criticism. “There’s a perception of two standards here,” Deputy Sheriff David Kessling told commissioners during the last ...

Election features contested races

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The clock is ticking as the days until Tuesday’s general election dwindle to single digits. This year, there are a number of contested races at both local and state levels. “It’s healthy to have competition. It’s healthy to have choices, whether it’s in free enterprise or in ...

Hundreds show up to clean East End Ball Field

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A week after a few vandals wreaked havoc on the East End Ball Field, more than 200 people from Altoona and around Blair County worked Saturday to clean up and get the field ready for next year. “It’s about giving back to the neighborhood,” said Michael Barnes, 50, who lives five blocks ...

Boating survey to be issued

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Boaters, marina users and other Raystown guests will receive boating surveys in the coming weeks as part of a boating density study to revise the lake’s master plan. The U.S. Army Corps and CDM-Smith are distributing the surveys to get boaters’ perceptions of crowdedness and safety and to ...

Cow Economics, updated for 2018

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There has been some discussion about the role that socialism might play, if any, in American political and economic life. Bernie Sanders is a staunch advocate for making Medicare-for-all the national health system. That means that all doctors’ bills would be paid, in some form and ...

Businesses disagree with LIRA

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Local building contractors disagree with a Harvard University report that predicts remodeling and repair spending will slow down in 2019. After several years of solid acceleration, annual growth in national home improvement and repair spending is expected to soften in 2019, according to the ...

Behind the Desk

Local Business

Name: Jill Weaver Company name: AnswerLinks Address: 314 Allegheny St. Hollidaysburg, and 7 W. Main St., Suite 206, Bozeman, Mont. Telephone number: 877-658-4032 Website: answerlinks.net Position: Founder/CEO Years with company: 16 Family: Husband, Dave Weaver; two sons: Sam and ...

Startup Alleghenies helps area veterans in business

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Many veterans are among the entrepreneurs benefiting from Startup Alleghenies. An initiative of the South­ern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, Startup Alleghenies is a free program that connects existing and potential entrepreneurs with the nonprofit’s experienced coaches ...